Phil LeBeau

Phil LeBeau
CNBC Auto and Airline Industry Reporter

Phil LeBeau is a CNBC auto and airline industry reporter based at the network's Chicago bureau. He is also editor of the Behind the Wheel section on CNBC.com.

LeBeau has reported one-hour documentaries for the network, including "Dreamliner: Inside the World's Most Anticipated Airplane," "Ford: Rebuilding an American Icon" and "Saving General Motors" and "Failure to Recall: Investigating GM."

Prior to joining CNBC, LeBeau served as a media relations specialist for Van Kampen Funds in Oak Brook Terrace, Ill., and was instrumental in implementing an initiative to communicate the company's mutual fund and investment practices to the public and the press. While at Van Kampen, LeBeau held a Series 6 license.

Previously, he held general assignment reporting positions at KCNC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Denver, and KAKE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Wichita, Kan. LeBeau began his career as a field producer at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, where he wrote, produced and researched consumer stories. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism with a bachelor's degree in journalism and broadcasting.

Follow Phil LeBeau on Twitter @Lebeaucarnews.


  • Toyota After the Quake   Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
    Toyota After the Quake

    A look at Toyota after the quake and hedge funds with Bob Carter, Toyota head of North American sales, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • GM to Raise Car Prices   Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    GM to Raise Car Prices

    General Motors is saying it will hike the price of its cars by $123 becuase of high commodities prices, with CNBC's Phil Lebeau, and Daniel Akerson, GM Chairman & CEO.

  • The Classic VW Beetle Gets A New Look Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 9:55 AM ET
    2012 Volkswagen Beetle

    When you update an iconic car, it's a win/lose proposition. Sure you win with the instant name recognition, but if you screw up the re-design you lose big time.


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